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Increased Wood-Fiber Production: Technology, Economics, and Ecology

Along with economic objectives, other goals may be achieved through tree improvement. The improvement of ornamentals, particularly in terms of resistance to pests and the rigors of urban environments, leads to increased amenity values. Even this sort of goal may have economic overtures, however, because of social costs for tree removal and changes in property values associated with tree- losses.

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Author(s): William R. Bentley

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Central States Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1971